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KTH-CSC programme

KTH-CSC programme is based on the agreement between KTH and the China Scholarship Council (CSC). A number of scholarships can be offered to Chinese citizens applying to KTH. According to the agreement, each year the available scholarships are up to degree-seeking Full PhD students (50), Visiting PhD students (20) and Visiting Scholars (5).

KTH-CSC programme entry 2022

Evaluation of application to KTH-CSC programme entry 2022 has completed now, Invitation Letters have been sent to all the nominated applicants. 

For applicants

Important dates for KTH-CSC programme Entry 2022:

Application deadline: Jan. 23, 2022

Invitation letters sent to candidates: Beginning of March, 2022

Available categories

  • Full PhD student: 48 months

Qualified applicants will be admitted and registered as doctoral students at KTH for 48 months. Additional scholarship is required (arranged by responsible supervisor).

  • Visiting PhD student : 6 – 12 months

Qualified applicants will be accepted but will not be registered as doctoral students at KTH, and will not receive additional scholarship.

  • Visiting scholar: 3 – 12 months

Qualified applicants must be employed by university or organisation in China and will not be registered as employees at KTH during the visit.

General entry requirements

Degree

You must have a degree that equivalent to a Swedish Master's degree when you start your PhD studies at KTH. If you study in a combined Master+PhD programme at recognised Chinese universities, you must have completed at least two years of study.

English proficiency

  • For Full PhD applicants: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (no subscore below 5.5) or TOEFL (iBT) 90 (written minimum 20). This requirement is waived if English is the only language of instruction for your current or previous level of studies.
  • Visiting PhD and Visiting Scholar applicants: IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall (no subscore below 5.5) or TOEFL (iBT) 90 (written minimum 20) is preferred. If you cannot provide the above-mentioned test result, a letter of your English Proficiency issued by KTH responsible supersvior of the position that you are applying for is mandatory.

How to apply

Please note that applicants can only apply for positions on the available positions list  of the year.

Step 1

Find the position that you want to apply in Available Positions for Entry 2022.

Step 2

Fill in the online application form .

Step 3

Submit the following required documents to: kth-china@kth.se  before the application deadline. The application documents must be scanned and compressed into one PDF document, the subject of the email should be: Registration number + your full name).

  • A signed checklist (pdf 212 kB)

  • Certified copies of your transcripts of records in English (from undergraduate level till now)

  •  Certified copies of your university degree certificate in English (from both undergraduate and graduate levels)
  • If you have not completed your studies, please include a written statement(在读证明) from your department, school or university, giving your study status and expected completion date

  • Proof of English proficiency

    • Full doctoral student:
      A copy of English TOEFL/IELTS test result is mandatory. Please do not request ETS/British Council to send to KTH directly. The proof of English proficiency may be waived if English is the only language of instruction of your current or previous studies.

    • Visiting doctoral student or visiting researcher:
      A copy of English TOEFL/IELTS test result is preferred. The proof of English proficiency may be waived if English is the only language of instruction of your current or previous studies. If you cannot provide the above-mentioned test result/document, a letter of your English Proficiency issued by KTH responsible supersvior of the position that you are applying for is mandatory.

  • CV
    Including education and professional experiences.

  • A list of Publications
    Only the titles are needed.

For supervisors:

Please log in to your KTH account to reach the box below, with the registration of positions form and additional information.

General rules and policy for KTH-CSC programme

According to the agreement between KTH and CSC, KTH only accepts CSC scholarship holders via the KTH-CSC programme.

Due to the changes of the Higher Education Ordinance ( chapter 7, paragraph 36 ) for doctoral students with scholarships, the following rules apply for entry 2022.

  • Full doctoral students admitted from July 1, 2018 should be financed by scholarship for four years. The scholarship should meet the income requirements of KTH for doctoral students. Therefore, the scholarship structure of KTH-CSC programme is: CSC scholarship + additional scholarship.
  • KTH schools together with supervisors should set up an additional scholarship, and it may not be taken from public or government funds. No KTH scholarships are allowed to be used for this purpose.
  • The additional scholarship should be arranged by responsible supervisors before the position(s) is/are announced. The additional scholarship should be equal to the difference between the CSC-scholarship (15,000 SEK/month) and ”doktorandstegen” (salary grades for doctoral student employment) after taxes. Equivalent level of “doktorandstegen” at KTH after tax deduction from 2021-10-01 is:
    • Level 1: 23,400 SEK/month
    • Level 2: 24,100 SEK/month
    • Level 3: 25,500 SEK/month
    • Level 4: 26,600 SEK/month
  • Additional scholarships should be worked out in consultation with the school’s HR manager and/or the head of administration. The final decision is made by the head of the school. ​ More information about additional scholarships
  • Additional scholarship is not required for visiting doctoral students or visiting researchers. 
  • The qualified candidate will receive an invitation letter signed by the Vice President of KTH. Any invitation letter issued by an individual professor at KTH will notbe accepted, even though you have been approved of a CSC scholarship. More information concerning how to apply at CSC, please visit CSC official website: www.csc.edu.cn

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The new regulation concerning personal data is in place since May, 2018. Please read the regulation before you apply.

GDPR for KTH-CSC programme (pdf 294 kB)

Contact

If you have any question about KTH-CSC programme, please do not hesitate to contact us.